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10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To | Inc.com

One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful business ownership. However, podcasts have exploded in popularity …

Entrepreneurship

7 Reasons Your Best People Might Quit After the New Year (and How You Can Stop Them) | Inc.com

As 2016 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the previous year. What went right? What went wrong? Contemplating both can make you and your team better.<p>But this is also a pivotal time to reconnect with your people.<p>"Many of us reflect on our careers at this time of year--what we've …

Employment

Ten Things Never, Ever To Say At Your Performance Review

The end of the year is the perfect time to capture learning from the past year, celebrate our successes, and look forward!<p>Instead of a performance review that ranks and rates employees, we should schedule an end-of-year celebration-and-planning meeting. In that meeting, nobody would evaluate …

Time I

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Productivity

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

Investing

10 Success lessons from Marcus Lemonis – “The Profit” for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share71<p>+14<p>Shares 98<p>Marcus Lemonis, creator of CNBC’s The Profit, is a man who knows business. If you’ve never seen the show, Marcus is an …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

Wall Street

The Monday Through Friday Routine That Sets These Bosses Apart

Putting these on your to-do list will ensure rock solid relationships.<p>In a previous post, I told my readers about one leadership habit -- transparency -- that is not only the foundation of successful relationships, it costs zero dollars!<p>For skeptics who view things like transparency and …

Leadership

How Millionaires Plan Their Day

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p><b>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People</b><p>I’ve interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

One way they do this is by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal; queries that …

Top 20+ Smartest People Who Ever Lived

Making a list of the smartest people who ever lived may not be a smart thing to do. After all, intelligence can be measured in a variety of different …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

How Visionary Entrepreneurs Are Creating Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Daniel Faggella, 28, has turned his passion into a seven-figure business. His subscription-based e-commerce site, Science of Skill, sells online fitness and self defense curricula and products to students around the world. When it comes to working, the black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu says, ”I …

Small Business

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

An Alien Spends Human History Underground in This Beautiful Animated Short

What’s a peaceful alien to do on a planet full of people intent on killing each other? Hide. For decades and decades.<p>That’s roughly the idea behind …

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

Productivity

The Federal Reserve may have made a huge mistake

Markets sure seem to think that the Federal Reserve has made a big mistake.<p>It hasn't just been stocks selling off 10 percent to start the year. It has also been bonds saying that they don't think the Fed will come close to hitting its target of 2 percent annual inflation anytime in the next 10 …

Economics

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How To Actually Study For All Your Finals

It's OK, you can put off studying a little longer to read this.<p>But let's skip the introduction. You're here for tips. Here they are.

Stanford Business School professor says many great leaders are inauthentic liars

In his book,"Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time," he assailed the leadership industry for spinning a false narrative about what truly makes a good leader.<p>"Leaders don't need to be true to themselves; in fact, being authentic is the opposite of what they should do," he …

Leadership

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Apple built an ‘electronic city’ online 21 years ago that still stands out as one of its most puzzling flops

So the notion of creating a safe, familiar-looking space for early cyber surfers must not have seemed too outlandish for the Apple executives who came up with the plan.<p>But the short-lived online service that Apple rolled out that year, dubbed eWorld, failed miserably and the digital buildings that …

Online

Project Management 101: The Complete Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond

"Of all the difficulties facing NASA in its bid to send humans to the Moon in the Apollo program, management was perhaps the greatest challenge."- …

Project Management

How to learn about investing...by watching Netflix

Too many Americans think of the stock market as the "final frontier" -- something worthy of a "Star Trek" episode.<p>After the recent wild stock market swings in China, Europe and the United States, it can all feel even more bewildering. But it's easier than you might think to "boldly go" where many …

Investing

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

This Is the No. 1 Predictor of Career Success, According to Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died.<p>Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and …

Peer-Reviewed

How a basic knowledge of physics can help you learn one of the trickiest water sports around

You can't leave Hawaii without taking a surfing lesson.<p>So, during a recent reporting trip to the island state, I hit the beach for a 90-minute tutorial.<p>I already knew how to skimboard — the miniature, not-as-cool version of surfing. Riding a big, buoyant board down a rolling hydrodynamic construct …